Solar-powered water purifier offers a ray of hope to combat global drinking water shortages. Developed by University at Buffalo academics, the new device will make access to safe drinking water cheaper and better.
Public Health February 6, 2017
Swiss scientists debuted a new, cheap water purification process that removes up to 99 percent of impurities using a paper-like membrane. The new filtering process can help solve the Flint, Michigan water crisis where over 100,000 residents were exposed to high levels of lead.
Earth/Environment February 1, 2016
A glass of drinking water contains 10 million good bacteria. Researchers have discovered that a thin layer of biofilm found in water pipes contributes to water purification.
Life January 2, 2016
Researchers have discovered a new polymer made from sugar molecules that can effectively purify water in seconds. The discovery combines two strong water filter concepts and is said to revolutionize water purification systems.
Life December 28, 2015
A new water purifying technology called The Drinkable Book is capable of removing as much as 99.9 percent of contaminants in the water through the use of silver and copper nanoparticles embedded into thick filter paper.
August 17, 2015
Water filters have become high-tech lately, as materials like graphene are used to clean the essential fluid. However, MIT researchers have shown how to save millions of lives using the common sapwood.
Earth/Environment March 2, 2014